Citizens Police Academy

Next Academy
 March 26th,2020 - May 14th, 2020

Thursday evenings,
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

W.C.S.O. Training Room
For more information, contact
Vickie Pedrick
Williamson County Sheriff’s Ofc.

(615) 790-5604

Williamson County Sheriff's Office
  Robert M. "Dusty" Rhoades

 Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy
This academy is FREE!  It is designed to educate residents and/or business owners on how the Sheriff’s Office operates.  The 9-week academy meets once a week on Thursday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  To see when the next academy begins see the gold box at left.
  If you are interested in attending, please contact Vickie Pedrick at (615) 790-5604 to receive the application form.  The application can also be downloaded from this web page and mailed to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.  Class size is limited to 20 students and you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.  Priority may be given to applicants who live and work in Williamson County, TN.  You will be notified by mail if you are accepted into the next Academy. 

What is a Citizens Academy?

The Citizens Academy is a 9-week program designed to provide residents with information about how the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office operates. 

What is the purpose of the Citizens Academy?

The purpose of the academy is for the citizens to become familiar with their Sheriff’s Office, and to increase the knowledge and communications between the citizens and the police. 
Who are the instructors at the academy? The academy instructors are the agency’s personnel and guest speakers.  Each instructor teaches in his/her expertise, and has years of training and experience to share with the participants.

Who is eligible to attend the academy? Anyone 21 years of age and older is eligible and encouraged to apply.

How to apply   For questions regarding the Citizens Academy, please contact Vickie Pedrick the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. 
 Note: This academy is NOT a Police Academy to become a certified police officer

Examples Of The Subjects Covered

Emergency Operations Center
Criminal & Civil Warrants
Patrol Division
District Attorney
Criminal Investigations Division
Detention Division
Crime Prevention Division
Drug Abuse Resistance Education
School Resource Officer
Work Detail
Neighborhood Watch Program
Traffic Stops
21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force
Building Searches
Court Services Division
K-9 Demonstration
Courthouse Security/Transportation
Special Response Team (SWAT)